"Nice," he went on, "because you don't clean before I get here. I feel useful. Some places I go, it is already so clean, I wonder what it is they want me to do."
"A compliment," I said to Rebecca.
"No. A comment," she replied. "As fast as you and I can sweep, mop, do washing, cook food, clean up the kitchen, do the bathrooms, we still have to have Dave come. No amount of cleaning before he comes can make him wonder what he should do here."